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Events Archive 2017

Religion Seminar 2017

In the first semester of 2017, the Religion seminar will be replaced by the 2017 Albert Moore Lectures, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the first lectures in Religious Studies at Otago.

Other Events in 2017

Inaugural Public Lecture by Professor Greg Dawes, "Out of the Myths: The Birth of Philosophy"7 August, 5:30pm, Location Archway 1. All welcome.

Public Lecture with Dr Conrad Hackett, Senior Demographer and Associate Director at Pew Research Center, "The Global Future of Religion and Nonreligion" 2 August, 5:15pm, Archway 1. All welcome.

Public Lecture with Venerable Manshin, Abbess of Fo Guang Shan, New Zealand, "The Concept of Buddhism" 5 July, 3pm, Location Moot Court. All welcome.

Seminar with Dr Amanda J. Lucia, University of California, Riverside, "Spiritual Freedom: Escapism, Exoticism, and the Neoliberal Practice of American Yoga" 7 February, 12noon, 4C11 Arts Building. All welcome.

Religion Reading Group, Semester 2, 2017

In the second semester, the Religion seminar will take the form of a reading group. The book under discussion will be Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. We will use the recent translation by Stephen Kalberg (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). The seminars meet at 1pm in room 4C11 in the Arts Building, and all are welcome to join the discussions. The reading group will be convened by Keziah Wallis.

21 July

Ch. 1

Pp. 67–75

'Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification'

4 Aug

Ch. 2

Pp. 76-98

'The “Spirit” of Capitalism'

18 Aug

Ch. 3

Pp. 99-109

'Luther's Conception of the Calling'

15 Sep

Ch. 4


'The Religous Foundations of This-Worldly Asceticism'

29 Sep

Ch. 5


'Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism79'

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